Persephone's Bees to Join The New Cars on Road Rage Winter Tour
Oakland, California-based Persephone's Bees have been selected to support The New Cars on their upcoming Road Rage Winter Tour. The tour begins November 1st in Elmira, NY and wraps up on December 17th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA (full itinerary listed below).
Persephone's Bees is: Angelina Moysov (vocals, keyboards, bass); Tom Ayres (guitar, vocals); Paul Bertolino (drums, vocals); and Mike Farrell (bass, vocals).
Singer/songwriter Moysov grew up in Russia influenced by a wide range of music and literature. Moving to America in the mid-1990s, she met guitarist Tom Ayres, who was immediately drawn to her strong melodies, poetic lyrics and striking songwriting. Finding sympathetic musicians and dubbing themselves Persephone's Bees (after the classical Greek Queen of the Underworld and her natural minions), the group released its first self-produced album, City Of Love, a nominee for Best Debut Album at the 2002 California Music Awards. The word-of-mouth buzz generated by Persephone's Bees' live shows earned the group the 2001 San Francisco Weekly Award for Best Pop Band. In 2006 they released the critically acclaimed Notes From The Underworld on Columbia Records. Persephone's Bees has appeared on bills with Cake, BRMC, Jonathan Richman, IMA Robot and many others. Their hit songs "Nice Day" and "City of Love" have been licensed for use by Cingular, Wal-Mart, Hilton Hotels, Nissan and new clothing store Martin and Osa, as well as TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Men In Trees.
www.persephonesbees.com **** -- Alternative Press *** -- Blender Magazine
Persephone's Bees score with their groove-laden, hook-filled debut. It's one of 2006's best surprises so far. - Paste Magazine
Persephone's Bees' penchant for crafting the perfect pop song ... is going to render its mouthful of a name more commonly heard in months to come. - Austin American Statesman
COMPLETE TOUR DATES: 11.01.06 Elmira, NY Clemens Center 11.02.06 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center 11.04.06 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square 11.05.06 Norfolk, VA The NorVa 11.07.06 Annapolis, MD Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts 11.08.06 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre 11.10.06 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak 11.12.06 Peekskill, NY Paramount Center for the Arts 11.13.06 Buffalo, NY SUNY / Buffalo - Center for the Arts 11.15.06 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino 11.17.06 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino - Fox Theatre 11.19.06 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium 11.21.06 Cleveland, OH House of Blues 11.22.06 Detroit, MI State Theatre 11.24.06 Clear Lake, IA The Surf Ballroom 11.25.06 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre 11.26.06 Chicago, IL House of Blues 12.01.06 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre 12.05.06 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues 12.10.06 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore 12.12.06 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center of the Arts 12.14.06 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre 12.16.06 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues 12.17.06 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
SOURCE: Columbia Records
CONTACT: Sandee Gardner of Columbia Records Media, +1-310-449-2902,